WATCH: New video shows two cars in a shootout, then head-on crash; 7 people taken into custody
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- New video shows people shooting at each other from speeding cars, just before a violent head-on crash in a quiet neighborhood. Neighbors tell us they're still shaken after the violence.
Seven people were arrested following a shootout and crash near 77th and Lisbon in Milwaukee. Police said it happened around 6:23 p.m. Sunday, March 20.
The crash was so violent it ripped apart both cars. Several big pieces of metal and plastic were torn off and remained in the street a day later.
The new video shows two cars speeding toward each other, a person hanging out of each passenger window firing away, and then impact.
Jeaninne Bauer's doorbell camera captured the shootout and crash. She said, "All of a sudden you hear this massive boom. It literally sounded like a bomb exploded. The impact was tremendous. I do not know how anybody survived."
It was an explosion that shattered the Sunday evening serenity on N. 77th.
Bauer said, "What happened yesterday was beyond understanding. I'm still shaking from it."
In the zoomed-in video you can see a person hanging out the passenger window of the car, shooting at the other car as they speed toward each other, then impact.
Bauer said there was "Massive smoke coming out of the two vehicles that were involved in the incident and one vehicle is more or less the front is on top of the other one's front."
One person immediately ran away, others climb out of the cars, one person is even seen crawling away in the street. Bauer's husband wanted to help, but she had heard the gunshots. She said, "He was going to go out and help him and I'm like 'No, they have guns!'"
Milwaukee police recovered two guns at the scene.
Jeaninne says emergency responders had to use the jaws of life to cut one person out of one of the cars.
An 18-year-old boy was taken to the hospital. In total, seven people were taken into custody, ranging in age from 20 down to just 15.
Bauer said she does not want the violence to become commonplace. "Nobody should have to be used to a situation like this where we just say 'oh, well it happens.' No, no, no."
She says she understands violence can't be solved immediately, but adds city leadership must do something. "I know that they cannot change things overnight. I understand that, it would be foolish on my part to assume that just because you have new leadership, things are going to improve instantly. No, they're not. But if we don't make a move toward a change, of some sort of change, not just talking about it, actually doing something, involving the neighbors if that's what we need to do. We're all for it. Then this will continue and what will happen eventually, everybody's not going to be here anymore."
Mayoral candidate Bob Donovan says the community needs to better connect with young people. "We have to admit that our juvenile justice system is failing. It's failing us as a community. It's failing our young people. We do desperately need to intervene in their lives at a much younger age."
Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson's office sent a statement that said "He received a detailed briefing from the police department on this shooting. He is alarmed by the brazenness and disregard of life. The Mayor also appreciates the police work and the multiple arrests that have been made. He continues to work with police and with teams involved in prevention to reduce violence in the city. He also wants state legislators to seriously address the ongoing problem of guns in the hands of people who should not have them. It is also time to revisit the absence of restrictions on private gun sales."
Everyone survived the shooting and the crash.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office will consider any criminal charges.